That Awkward Moment
That Awkward Moment (2014)

Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan star in the R-rated comedy, THAT AWKWARD MOMENT, about three best friends who find themselves where we've all been- at that confusing "moment" in every dating relationship when you… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 31, 2014
DVD Release Date: May 13, 2014
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Formulaic and unfunny, That Awkward Moment wastes a charming cast on a contrived comedy that falls short of the date movies it seems to be trying to subvert.

Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

The refreshing thing about this otherwise formulaic romantic comedy is that writer-director Tom Gormican gives the verbal humor some rhythm, shooting many of the dialogue-driven scenes in long takes so they develop a pleasing ebb and flow.

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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic

First-time writer-director Tom Gormican keeps the dialogue moving at a rapid pace, which doesn't obscure the fact that most of what is said is dopey and witless.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

That Awkward Moment is a strange mix of old-school male characters you may have met in a 90s bar, and saucy and irreverent humour sometimes pushed so hard it falls flat.

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Wesley Morris

A moderately smart movie would have pushed back against the formula. That Awkward Moment simply mistakes being obnoxious for being clever.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

Only a sociopath would behave this carelessly, and as such, That Awkward Moment makes for an interesting study in abnormal criminal behavior.

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Tara Thorne
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Three of the best young actors working-Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller-star in this tonal misfire that can't decide whether it wants to be American Pie or early David Gordon Green. And so we all suffer.

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Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly

The movie's ideas about relationships would've felt middle-of-the-road in the '80s, and its big epiphany moments (Guys can fall in love, too!) are shallow enough to make you long for the comparatively profound rom-com oeuvre of Kate Hudson.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Take three horny guys, all twentysomethings, mix with a plot that was old last century, and serve to an audience so desperate toilet gags they might forgive a movie wired only with clichés.

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John Fink
The Film Stage

Dull, narcissistic and disconnected from humanity, That Awkward Moment contains not an ounce of real humanity or organic character development.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
Three bros navigate the perils and promise of modern romance. One is freshly separated from his cheating wife; one is a serial ladykiller who meets his match… More
Al S
I actually had alot of fun with this movie, its a great time. A sharp, charismatic and hilarious blend between romantic and buddy comedy. A great film about… More
Everett Johnson
I had very low expectations for this movie. All the reviews were bad, and it generally just didn't look that good. As a story, it's a very uneven… More
Manu Gino
When you realize getting some means wanting more. Good Movie! A good story of three friends, and their valiant, though impossible task of remaining single. If… More
Wow, what a disappointment this one turned out to be. I didn't care for any of the characters and the acting was just so-so. I really didn't pay… More
MisterYoda ?
three stars...